Restored BN Depot & World War II Museum
Celebrating Railroad Heritage and Honoring World War II Veterans

Located in Red Oak ❤️ The Heart of Southwest Iowa
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Recent Depot News

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ATTENTION!! On December 10 the Depot is having a 120th Year Celebration of the first dedication of the Depot which was December 20, 1903!!! We are very excited. This is a Sunday and the time will be from 2-5 with our speaker/program at 3! Our speaker is outstanding and many of you know him - Bo Williams from Omaha. We are thrilled! We hope all of you that can will attend. We will be serving refreshments. And it will be a great time to purchase your copy of our book on Lynn Adams - $15. Pass the word to your friends and please help us celebrate. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Mission is three-fold:

1 Celebrate Red Oak’s railroad heritage by preserving the Burlington Northern (BN, now BNSF) historic depot, which was foundational to Red Oak’s growth and prominence in Southwest Iowa, maintaining documents and artifacts related to Red Oak’s and Southwest Iowa’s railroad history and offering first-hand interaction with railroad history for visitors.

2 Honor veterans and Montgomery County’s long and deep commitment to serving our county by telling the story of Montgomery County’s unique sacrifice by soldiers, families and residents during the Second World War and preserving documents and artifacts related to this story.

3 Provide an affordable, historic and versatile event venue for the community and Southwest Iowa.

305 South Second Street
Red Oak, IA 51566
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1st full week of March thru 2nd week of December:
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – Noon
Other times open by appointment

3rd week of December thru end of February:
Open by appointment only

The Museum is open by appointment during all other times.  Call Jolene Crawford to arrange a visit by appointment or book an event, 712-621-9099.

Support Provided By

* The Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

* The National Endowment for the Arts

IDCA Iowa Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
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